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Epic Research Private Limited – Weekly Fundamental Report HUL 9 May 2015

COMPANY INFORMATION

Incorporated in the year 1933, Hindustan Unilever Limited is a FMCG company. HUL has a diversified presence in the FMCG sector with more than 35 brands spanning 20 distinct categories including soaps and detergents, shampoos, skin care, toothpastes, and packaged foods. British-Dutch company Unilever PLC and its Affiliates are the promoters of HUL and own 52.5 % shares in the Company (On 30 April 2013, Unilever PLC announced plans to increase its stake in the Company to 75 % by way of an open offer). Over the years, HUL has grown substantially by acquiring landmark brands and has managed to maintain its dominant market position in various categories. HUL’s portfolio includes leading household brands including Lux, Lifebuoy, Surf Excel, Rin, Wheel, Fair & Lovely, Pond’s, Vaseline, and Lakme.

HUL volume growth rises 6%, Q4 net profit at Rs.1018 Crore: HUL has posted a net profit of Rs. 10180.80 mn for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 as compared to Rs. 8721.30 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. Total Income has increased from Rs. 72447.30 mn for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 to Rs. 77740.40 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2015. The Company has posted a net profit of Rs. 43152.60 mn for the year ended March 31, 2015 as compared to Rs. 38674.90 million for the year ended March 31, 2014. Total Income has increased from Rs. 286401.60 mn for the year ended March 31, 2014 to Rs. 314240.10 million for the year ended March 31, 2015.During the quarter, the Domestic Consumer business grew at 9%, with 6% underlying volume growth, both ahead of market.

Financial Year 2014-15: Competitive and profitable growth delivered: The Domestic Consumer business grew by 10% with 5% underlying volume growth, both ahead of market. Profit before interest and tax (PBIT) grew by 17% with PBIT margin improving +90 bps. Profit after tax but before exceptional items, PAT (bei), grew by 8% to Rs. 3843
Crores, impacted by the higher tax rate. Net Profit at Rs. 4315 Crores was up 12%, aided by the exceptional income arising from property related sales. The strong track record of cash generation was sustained as cash from operations exceeded Rs.5000 Crores for yet another year.

HINDUSTAN UNILEVER FUTURE is looking strong on charts, long build up has been seen, we may see more upside, if it sustains above 900 levels. We advise buying around 880-900 levels with strict stop loss 850 for the targets of 925-950 levels.

 

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